Local Culture, Arts & Community

Colorado Holistic Fair–April 28-29, 2018

Local organization Belu Olsa will hold the second annual Colorado Holistic Fair on April 28 and 29 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds in Brighton. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to learn about and take part in a variety of alternative healing and self-exploration practices, from tarot and palm readings to reflexology and aromatherapy. Local artisans and vendors will sell their wares. An as yet undisclosed lineup of speakers will give […]

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Twelve months after opening its doors to the public, the Music District is in full swing with their mission of creating community and supporting a diverse musical ecosystem. Built on the foundation of making music accessible to everyone, the vibrant hub has welcomed a steady influx ranging from professional touring musicians to curious locals. The inaugural year boasted 138 events with 5599 total event attendees who learned about the art […]



By: Doug Usher When you hear the word “craft” in Fort Collins, your first thought is probably “beer.” But there’s another craft scene on the rise in town, one with a higher proof and a longer shelf life. The craft distilling scene has been steadily growing over the last couple of years in Northern Colorado. While still small compared to most local craft breweries, these libation creators are nonetheless producing […]


  1. CYCLEBAR. Looking for a New Year’s resolution workout that will last? CycleBar, a new concept in indoor cycling that offers a high-energy workout in a rock concert-like atmosphere, celebrated the opening of its first studio in Northern Colorado in December. Offering a unique exercise strategy that transforms both the body and spirit, CycleBar is part of the next generation of boutique fitness that specializes on cycling but adds in arm and core sculpting for a […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community


By: Rachael E. Worthington Once is no ordinary Broadway musical. The Tony Award-winning hit first started as an Irish indie film. Then the song from the movie, “Falling Slowly”, won a 2007 Academy Award for best original song along with a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack. Next, Once made waves in Broadway by using actors who could play their own instruments on stage to highlight the already incredible score. It […]


Work Music Balance at Mountain Aven Herbal

By: Rebecca LaPole Violinist Liz Gaylor of Wasteland Hop took her love, inspiration, and education, and started a business while continuing to tour and record. “The balance between being a touring musician and business owner is made easier by the fact that none of it feels like work,” Liz said. “I absolutely love all of it. If you would have told me five years ago that all my time would […]


THE GROWING PROJECT: Improving Food Security

By: Lauren Sinclair  The Growing Project, an organization true to its name, began eight years ago as a way to connect people to local food and to make local, healthy food more accessible for everyone – regardless of income – and has been growing ever since. From its start, the volunteer-run organization has been dedicated to improving food security in Larimer County through numerous community outreach programs. Led by Executive […]


AUTUMN BIKING—Opportunities Abound!

By: Chris Johnson Bike Autumn Everybody knows that June is Colorado’s official bike month, but let’s get real: in FoCo every season is bike season. To celebrate the cooling temps and turning of leaves, the city’s FC Bikes program has a whole host of social bike events in October, including Fall Foliage Rides, and Art Bike Tour, a Halloween themed Zombie Safe Cycling class, and a Bike Autumn Photo Contest. […]

Loyal Salon

By: Dawn Duncan Veteran stylist and esthetician Joy Jackson has recently relocated her business, Loyal Salon, to 222 Pine Street in Old Town Fort Collins. Jackson has been in the beauty industry for 26 years and a business owner for the past four. Loyal Salon is named after Jackson’s brother Jimi Jackson’s company, Loyal Clothing, which he owned until his death several years ago. “It’s in honor of my brother […]